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John von Neumann Lecture

Established in 1959, the prize honors John von Neumann, a founder of modern computing. The lecture is awarded annually for distinguished contributions to applied mathematics and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community.

Suggest a Recipient: October 15, 2018

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Prize Description


Prize Description

The John von Neumann Lecture is awarded annually to one individual for outstanding and distinguished contributions to the field of applied mathematics and for the effective communication of these ideas to the community. It is one of SIAM’s most distinguished prizes as well as an important lecture at the SIAM Annual Meeting.


Eligibility Criteria

The prize may be awarded to any member of the scientific community who meets the general guideline of the prize description.


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Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the 2018 winner, Charles F. Van Loan! Learn more about his accomplishments in his Q&A spotlight.

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Prize Details

Prize Details

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Selection Committee

Selection Committee

Chair

Nicholas Higham
The University of Manchester

Members

Lisa Fauci
Tulane University
Alfio Quarteroni
Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne
Carol Woodward
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Ya-xiang Yuan
Chinese Academy of Sciences

About the Award


About the John von Neumann Lecture


The John von Neumann Lecture includes a $5,000 monetary prize and a certificate. A lecture is required and will be publicized in meeting announcements. SIAM will reimburse the recipient for reasonable travel expenses incurred in attending the award ceremony and giving the lecture.

Award Date

The John von Neumann Lecture will next be awarded in July 2018 at the SIAM Annual Meeting.


Award Presentation

The prize is presented by the SIAM President at the Prizes and Awards Luncheon. The announcement of the award will appear in SIAM News, the SIAM website, and appropriate electronic media.


Award Fund

The fund was started with contributions from IBM Corporation and other organizations. It has been augmented by SIAM.

Prize History



Prize History

Selection Committee

Nicholas Higham (Chair)
L. Pamela Cook
Ilse Ipsen
Barbara Wohlmuth
Ya-xiang Yuan

Selection Committee

L. Pamela Cook (Chair)
Leslie Greengard
Nicholas J. Higham
Ilse Ipsen
Barbara Wohlmuth

Selection Committee

Pam Cook (Chair)
Ingrid Daubechies
Leslie F. Greengard
Nicholas J. Higham
Ilse Ipsen

Selection Committee

Irene Fonseca (Chair)
John M. Ball
Pam Cook
Ingrid Daubechies
Daniel B. Szyld

Selection Committee

Irene Fonseca (Chair)
John M. Ball
Nicholas J. Higham
George C. Papanicolaou
Nick Trefethen

Selection Committee

Nick Trefethen (Chair)
Irene Fonseca
Nicholas J. Higham
Nancy J. Kopell
George C. Papanicolaou

Selection Committee

Nick Trefethen (Chair)
Douglas N. Arnold
Nicholas J. Higham
Nancy J. Kopell
Gunther Uhlmann

Selection Committee

Douglas N. Arnold (Chair)
Martin Groetschel
Nicholas J. Higham
Nick Trefethen
Gunther Uhlmann

Selection Committee

Douglas N. Arnold (Chair)
Martin Groetschel
David E. Keyes
Robert V. Kohn
Cleve B. Moler

2009 Franco Brezzi

Selection Committee

Cleve B. Moler (Chair)
Douglas N. Arnold
Irene Fonseca
David E. Keyes
Robert V. Kohn


2008 David I. Gottlieb

Selection Committee

Cleve B. Moler (Chair)
Irene Fonseca
Martin Golubitsky
David E. Keyes
Charles S.Peskin


2007 Nancy Kopell

Selection Committee

Martin Golubitsky (Chair)
David E. Keyes
Jerrold E. Marsden
Cleve B. Moler
Charles S. Peskin


2006 George C. Papanicolaou

Selection Committee

Martin Golubitsky (Chair)
Tony F. Chan
Lisa J. Fauci
James M. Hyman
Jerrold E. Marsden


2005 Jerrold E. Marsden

Selection Committee

Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)
Joseph E. Flaherty
Martin Golubitsky


2004 Alan C. Newell

Selection Committee

Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)
Martin Golubitsky
Thomas A. Manteuffel


2003 Heinz-Otto Kreiss

Selection Committee

Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)
Martin Golubitsky
James M. Hymang


2002 Eric S. Lander

Selection Committee

Thomas A. Manteuffel (Chair)
Linda R. Petzold
Gilbert Strang


2001 David L. Donoho

Selection Committee

Gilbert Strang (Chair)
Thomas A. Manteuffelr
Linda R. Petzold


2000 Persi W. Diaconis

Selection Committee

Gilbert Strang (Chair)
John Guckenheimer
Thomas A. Manteuffel


Earlier Years

1999 Charles S. Peskins
1998 Olga Ladyzhenskaya
1997 William (Velvel) Kahan
1996 Carl de Boor
1995 No award was made.
1994 Martin D. Kruskal
1993 No award was made.
1992 R. Tyrrell Rockafellar
1991 No award was made.
1990 Andrew J. Majda
1989 Stephen Smale
1988 Germund G. Dahlquist
1987 Richard M. Karp
1986 Jacques-Louis Lions
1985 John W. Tukey
1984 Jurgen Moser
1983 Joseph B. Keller
1982 David Slepian
1981 Garrett Birkhoff
1980 Keith Stewartson
1979 Kurt O. Friedrichs
1978 Peter Henrici
1977 Kenneth J. Arrow
1976 Rene Thom
1975 Sir James Lighthill
1974 Jule Charney
1973 No award was made.
1972 No award was made.
1971 Paul A. Samuelson
1970 James H. Wilkinson
1969 George F. Carrier
1968 Peter D. Lax
1967 Chia-Chiao Lin
1966 Eugene P. Wigner
1965 Freeman J. Dyson
1964 Solomon Lefschetz
1963 Stanislaw M. Ulam
1962 Jean Leray
1961 Mark Kac
1960 Lars Valerian Ahlfors

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